This week I want to talk to you about a very serious issue that many people start to forget to be mindful of as the weather cools back off. I am speaking, of course, about dehydration. While a good amount of us spend some time during the summer making sure that we are getting enough fluids, this concern generally starts to lessen when the weather starts to feel more like autumn. It might be true that dehydration won’t happen as easily when the temperature isn’t as high or the sun isn’t as bright, but dehydration can still hit quickly and it can definitely be a scary thing to go through.
Making sure that you are getting enough liquid into your body isn’t an easy task. While the amount that you’re drinking does have a great deal to do with combating dehydration, what you are drinking is also important to keep an eye on. Things like coffee and soda may taste good, but they are actually some of the worst things when you are trying to make sure that you are getting enough fluids. The same goes for alcohol if you are legally able to drink that. It is important to remember that there is no substitute for drinking water when it comes to hydrating yourself. If you are not a fan of drinking water plain, flavored waters or things like lemonade are better alternatives to beverages like soda.
With the weather cooling back down, you may find yourself more willing to spend extra time outside. No one really wants to feel like they’re melting while walking around, so it makes sense that people start to come out of the air conditioning when the thermometer stays below a certain temperature. While the fresh air and sunlight will do you good, it also means that you may not have as easy an access to things to drink. Always be sure to carry a water bottle with you if you are going to be outside for an extended period of time!
While we may not be able to help you stay hydrated, Wirth Chiropractic is determined to help you combat any pain you may feel in your day to day life. We know how much pain can derail plans and that’s something we hate to see. You deserve to be comfortable in your own body, so give us a call and see how much we can help you take back your life!